You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you. If you try to approach a cat and pick it up, hell, it won’t let you do it. You’ve got to say, “Well, hell with you.” And the cat says, “Wait a minute. He’s not behaving the way most humans do.” Then the cat follows you out of curiosity: “Well, what’s wrong with you that you don’t love me?”
Well, that’s what an idea is. See? You just say, “Well, hell, I don’t need depression. I don’t need worry. I don’t need to push.” The ideas will follow me. When they’re off-guard, and ready to be born, I’ll turn around and grab them.
Ray Bradbury was a wonderful writer. He wrote more than 30 books, 500 short stories and poems and a lot more – he even wrote episodes for The Twilight Zone). Here is the YouTube clip A Conversation with Ray Bradbury. It’s well worth a listen 🙂